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California Institute of the Arts

The Herb Alpert School of Music

Valencia , CA

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California Institute of the Arts

Overview

California Institute of the Arts / The Herb Alpert School of Music is located in Valencia, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Composition
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Jazz
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Performance
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) African music
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Indonesian music
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) North Indian music
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Performer/composer
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Composition/new media
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Voice
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) World music performance
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) African music
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Composition
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Composition/new media
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Indonesian music
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Jazz
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) North Indian music
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Performance
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Performer/composer
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Voice

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 36

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Composition or recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

113
Applied
85
Accepted
53
Enrolled
75%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Audition or portfolio

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

106
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.83%
Black or African American 4.72%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

62
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 32
Male (43)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Music composition and twentieth century performance practice, interactive multimedia and computer music, music cognition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA  91355-2340
United States
Contact David Rosenboom
Phone: 661-255-1050

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